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Where science meets art

November 27, 2010 by Remco | 0 comments

This would be a nice picture for the category “But what is it?”, but we spare you the frustration. This is the winning picture of the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® which recognizes outstanding images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand of equipment.

Basically this is a competition for another kind of geeks, the ones really handy with microscopes, light and photoshop and a special interest for the extreme small specimens on this earth. You’re looking at a frontal section of Phalangium opilio (commonly known as Harvestman or Daddy longlegs) eyes, an ordinary animal you probably wouldn’t pay much attention to. As a geek freak I’m now wondering if I should buy a microscope, I mean how cool is this?!

Anyway, it just reminds me there’s beauty all around us everyday but most of the time we (at least I) fail to notice it. Check the other amazing pica’s here.

[breaking] Facebook Meltdown!

November 15, 2010 by Remco | 0 comments

Crisis at Facebook! And you know us, when we say crisis we mean real crisis, Total Digital Meltdown. It’s code red at the Palo Alto war room, all leaves are off! People all over the USA are running aimlessly and desperate in the streets, TOTAL CHAOS!

Hold on a sec… what the hell? What did you smoke?

Did you forget about it? November 17th? Huh? National Unfriend Day! Jimmy Kimmel announced it, no he declared November 17th as National Unfriend Day. And you know, that stuff goes viral! 253,589 views on Youtube, 627.000 results in Google, 13.463,889,393,223 retweets so this must be the real deal. Don’t believe us? Well, Jimmy said it so it must be true. It was on American National TV for crying out loud.

Enjoy your Facebook friends for another 24 hours and after that good luck with your real social live! (Oh btw, don’t forget to follow Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter.)